Historical Events in 1965 (Part 4)

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  • Nov 20 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
  • Nov 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 22 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 performances

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 22 Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Nov 23 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Nov 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Nov 25 Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown
  • Nov 26 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
  • Nov 27 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space
  • Nov 27 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
  • Nov 27 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Nov 27 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
  • Nov 28 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Nov 29 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 29 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups
  • Dec 1 Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began
  • Dec 1 South Africa's government says children of white fathers are white
  • Dec 3 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
  • Dec 3 USSR launches Luna 8; it crashes on the Moon
  • Dec 4 "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert NYC after 232 performances
  • Dec 4 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die
  • Dec 4 2nd NY Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)
  • Dec 4 Gemini 7 (Borman & Lovell) launched
  • Dec 4 SF Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
  • Dec 6 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125
  • Dec 6 Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
  • Dec 7 Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
  • Dec 8 Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 8 Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as president of USSR
  • Dec 8 Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council
  • Dec 9 "A Charlie Brown Christmas" premieres
  • Dec 9 Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
  • Dec 9 Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Soviet Praesidium
  • Dec 10 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Dec 10 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
  • Dec 10 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba
  • Dec 11 "Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Dec 11 "Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Dec 12 The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales)
  • Dec 12 Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Dec 12 Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • Dec 12 Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St & Amsterdam Ave NYC
  • Dec 13 Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow
  • Dec 14 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Dec 15 3rd cyclone of year kills 15,000 at the mouths of the Ganges River in Bangladesh
  • Dec 15 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl" premieres in London
  • Dec 15 Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)
  • Dec 15 Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde
  • Dec 15 William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th Commissioner of Baseball
  • Dec 16 Gemini 6 returns to Earth
  • Dec 16 Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit
  • Dec 16 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, becomes King of Tonga

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 17 Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • Dec 17 British government proclaims ends oil-embargo against Rhodesia
  • Dec 17 David Levy begins his search for comets
  • Dec 17 Dutch government shuts Limburgs coal mine
  • Dec 17 Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages (50 cents)
  • Dec 18 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Dec 18 Borman & Lovell Splash down in Atlantic after 2 week Gemini VII mission
  • Dec 18 Kenneth LeBel jumps 17 barrels on ice skates

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 19 French President De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Dec 22 Belgian government shuts 6 coal mines

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 22 "Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Dec 22 Great Britain sets national maximum road speed at 70 miles per hour
  • Dec 22 Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
  • Dec 25 The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation is founded in Taiz
  • Dec 26 "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
  • Dec 26 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 29 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

  • Dec 29 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
  • Dec 29 Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
  • Dec 29 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 30 Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President of the Phillipines

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos